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11 October 2012

Last week someone was looking over my shoulder as I typed a command to run a script. It was something mundane, like ./script/test. He said, “you know, you don’t have to type the dot slash,” and I thought, “Wow, he’s right; I’ve been typing those extra characters for years!”

20 February 2012

Like most well-qualified Ruby developers, recruiters and hiring managers contact me frequently about their open web developer positions. The secret is out that you’ll get more bang for your buck with Ruby on Rails than the Java and .NET web frameworks, so small and large companies alike are clamoring for experienced Ruby developers. I read a year or more ago that there’s a shortage of at least 1,500 Ruby developers in the United States alone. That number has probably doubled or tripled by now. Everyone faces the same frustration: top Ruby talent is hard to come by.